$90/hour

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“**Sam is an excellent tutor!**”

Hello everyone!

My name is Sam. My philosophy on tutoring is simple, I work very hard behind the scenes to make my sessions as effective as possible for my students. Every student's learning curve, strengths, weaknesses and learning styles are different. As such, my

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Specifically, I am very excited with Sam's level of math tutoring. Most math teachers and tutors do not really understand math enough to teach it at the middle or high school level. They do not know the levels of abstraction and strategies required to solve different classes of math problems. Sam has good math education, and excellent understanding of the process of solving math problems, and is able to impart this knowledge to his students. I strongly recommended him.

FANTASTIC tutor. He came to our session prepared with practice problems of the material I was struggling with and showed me tricks to make problems simpler and quicker. Could not have made a 100 without his help!!!

Patient, quick to pick up on what challenges my kids. We will be with Sam for a long time! Patient and instructs well. We've been with Sam for about 8 months now and I honestly believe Sam is the greatest tutor around. He recently helped us out with a scheduling problem. He is accommodating in every possible way. He reworked his schedule because of a last minute exam and covered the material from top to bottom. Yes, my kids are doing well in math because of Sam but I hope that they see the bigger picture and learn what a fine, young man Sam is and strive to be like him.

Sam is an excellent tutor, his knowledge of calculus and mathematics is very thorough and he clearly has the ability to work well with others and communicate with our son.

Sam is the man! Easy to communicate with and very flexible. Not only is he very personable, he also knows his stuff, and is well prepared. Would recommend 100%

Sam helped my daughter prepare for a physics quiz. We hired Sam to tutor AP Economics but he can also effectively tutor pre-calculus and physics. He's great!

Great First lesson!

Sam took time to review material and assessed areas that my son needed help with. Look forward to the next lesson.

Sam has very good tutoring skills and can quickly find the students pace. Our subject was college level calculus.

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I have tutored The ACT math to countless students in the past. In short, it is a 60 minute, 60 question section with a calculator, covering: Pre-algebra, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Plane Geometry and

Trigonometry.

Initially, I start with a diagnostic test for my students followed by a very thorough error analysis of their missed questions. All of which will be categorized into one of the three topics above and dealt with in isolated scenarios with high repetition.

Student's must become very familiar with the test and the timing of it, which can be a constraint for many. This is done with a high frequency of sessions.

Homework should be expected and is very crucial to the process. Additionally. for any standardized test, there are certain tricks that students can employ even when they aren't sure what the correct answer is to increase their chances of guessing correctly.

Typically I recommend 3 sessions per week and a minimum of 2 months prep time.

I recommend all students to do a thorough review 2-3 weeks BEFORE they start a calculus course. I have created a great 'crash course' packet that students can complete to ensure they are ready to digest the calculus topics from day 1 in class without having to feel overwhelmed with weaknesses in their non-calculus related training. I have taken about 15 calculus based courses as a student and I can truly say I love the subject! It's like learning a new language, which can be frustrating initially. But once you establish fluency it's very rewarding.

Every student that has worked with me on a long term basis has passed the AP Calculus exam.

Soccer is my passion in life. I played club soccer between the ages of 6-18 years old. I played for the Irvine Strikers, which is consistently one of the best clubs in the nation. Our team was in the Premier bracket, the highest bracket possible.

In high school I was the captain of the freshman/sophomore team my freshman year. My sophomore year I was one of 3 sophomores to make Varsity, I held a starting position that year and I received 'Honorable Mention' at the end of the season. My junior and senior years I was the captain of the Varsity team.

Collegiately, I played at Irvine Valley College, we finished 2nd place in league.

I continue to play twice a week competitively.

Trigonometry is often the most confusing subject for many students I've encountered simply because they don't make the connection that we are now dealing with lengths and angles. I have proven techniques that help my students truly understand the unit circle, graphs of trig functions and trig identities. I don't teach them to just memorize but rather to understand why these relationships and equations exist.

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